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The route to successful employee engagement


Effective Employee Engagement (EE) results in employers and employees working together towards common goals. It is a practical way of strengthening your business’ productivity, innovation, turnover and improving attendance. In a challenging economic environment having employees who are engaged and prepared to “to go the extra mile” will invariably lead to strong and continued business performance.

This introductory course looks at the key components of employee engagement, how to put them in place, and measure successful outcomes.

Business need

You know that some of your employees don’t just come to work for a salary; they also work because they care about the business and often become involved in the importance of success in the same way you do.
Engaged employees understand why it is important to do the job well and how they contribute to the success of your business. In turn, employers and managers are vital in creating a successfully engaged workforce.
In this course we look at how to create a environment where your employees can be engaged and flourish We also look at the importance of creating a vision for the future and why that vision must become an ongoing priority which tells your people ‘what’s happening’ – in other words it gives a sense of purpose, an extra reason for turning up to work.

What difference an engaged employee?

  • It is estimated that engaged employees take an average of 2.69 sick days per year; the disengaged take 6.19;
  • Engaged employees generate 43% more revenue (Hay Group);

  • 67% of engaged advocate their organisation; only 3% of the disengaged do (Gallup);

  • 9 out of 10 of the key barriers to successful change are people related (PWC);

  • 59% of engaged employees say work brings out their most creative ideas – only 3% of the disengaged agree (Gallup).

Suitable For

This introductory course is aimed at delegates who are new to Employee Engagement or have recently started on an EE Programme including:  MDs, CEOs, managers, supervisors and employee representatives.


Course includes:

What is the people factor?
The way you communicate (Voice)
Your attitudes and values (Integrity)
Creating a vision (Leadership)
Understanding how to motivate employees (The Line Manager)
Developing good employment relations
The employment exchange – what employers and employees bring to the table?
Deal with the issues that promote engagement (includes performance management)
Getting the organisational culture right
Recognising the different kinds of engagement
Developing teamwork
Managing in difficult times
Pay and redundancy
Dealing with change
Survivor syndrome
Motivating staff and developing skills
The importance of details
Physical environment
Personal qualities
Managing individuals
Having difficult conversations
Over and under-motivated employees

The course will finish with a series of facilitated sessions where delegates will have the chance to consolidate on what they have learnt and share their own experiences with each other in a secure environment.

Did You Know?
  Acas also runs courses in Mediation and Having Difficult Conversations

Venue Novotel - Stevenage   Map (opens in new window)   Date 05/12/2017    Time 10:00 - 16:00   
Price £245.00 per person    Please note our training events are VAT exempt
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* Max of 4 delegates per organisation. Please call Acas on 0300 123 1150 or email if numbers exceed this or for more details about the training session.